Miller’s heroics lift Nuggets over Warriors in Game 1

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Apr 202013
 

Author: Steven Starcer

Andre Miller of the Denver Nuggets.Andre Miller made a crafty reverse layup with 1.3 seconds remaining and finished with a game high 28 points as the Denver Nuggets fought off a feisty Golden State team 97-95 on Saturday.

Miller went right by Warrior’s rookie defender Draymond Green and banked in the shot to give the Nuggets the go-ahead lead. Stephen Curry had one last heave before the buzzer sounded that was well off target ending the game.Denver Nuggets logo

The win was the 24th straight for the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver, and moves their overall record at home to 39-3.

Miller poured in 18 points in an action packed fourth quarter that involved plenty of drama at the end. Denver’s Ty Lawson stole the ball away from Curry and converted on the other end giving the Nuggets a three-point lead with 35 seconds to go. Curry, who set an NBA record with 272 made three-pointers this season then tied the game at 95 when he got Lawson to leave his feet on a shot fake and sunk a 2 from the dead corner with 14.5 seconds remaining.

Miller inbounded the ball for the Denver and got it right back and from there the rest was history.

The Warriors, the sixth seed in the West, playing in their first playoff game in six seasons, lost All-Star David Lee to a hip flexor strain in the fourth quarter when he banged into JaVale McGee. Lee finished with 10 points and 14 boards.

Klay Thompson led Golden State with 22 points and Curry had 19. Wilson Chandler had a great game for Denver stepping up for injured Kenneth Faried, finishing with 11 points and a team-high 13 rebounds and Andre Iguodala added 8 points, 1o rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals.

Game 2 of the series is scheduled to tip at 8:30 MT on Tuesday, April 23 in Denver at the Pepsi Center.

 

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BREAKING: 3 dead, including 2 children, in Denver shooting

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Feb 062013
 

Author: Lena Howland

UPDATE: February 6, 2013 11:15 a.m.

According to 9NEWS KUSA-TV in Denver, the child in the hospital is a 2-year-old girl. She is currently undergoing surgery. Her 1-year-old brother and 6-year-old sister were shot and killed by their mother early Wednesday morning.

[ORIGINAL STORY]

Denver – Denver police say 2 children and one woman died in a Wednesday morning shooting just before 7 a.m.

The shooting was at East 49th Avenue and Pearl Street in Denver.

An injured child was taken to Denver Health Medical Center but the child’s condition has not been released at this time.

Homicide detectives are working at the scene now.

We will continue to provide updates on this story as we receive them.

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BREAKING: 3 dead, including 2 children, in Denver shooting

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Feb 062013
 

Author: Lena Howland

UPDATE: February 6, 2013 11:15 a.m.

According to 9NEWS KUSA-TV in Denver, the child in the hospital is a 2-year-old girl. She is currently undergoing surgery. Her 1-year-old brother and 6-year-old sister were shot and killed by their mother early Wednesday morning.

[ORIGINAL STORY]

Denver – Denver police say 2 children and one woman died in a Wednesday morning shooting just before 7 a.m.

The shooting was at East 49th Avenue and Pearl Street in Denver.

An injured child was taken to Denver Health Medical Center but the child’s condition has not been released at this time.

Homicide detectives are working at the scene now.

We will continue to provide updates on this story as we receive them.

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Golden retrievers key to cancer research study at CSU

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Feb 032013
 

Author: Lena Howland

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After losing two golden retrievers to cancer, Jay Mesinger did not hesitate to sign 2-year-old Louie up for a groundbreaking cancer research study.

“We had Elliot and we had one other female several years ago and all of them we’ve lost… all of them had long lives, but all of them we lost to cancer,” Mesinger said.

The national study, funded by the Morris Animal Foundation in Denver, is underway at the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State.

“It was a perfect way to help the golden breed through Louie,” he said.

Golden retrievers are the third most popular dog in the nation according to the American Kennel Club statistics released last month.

“We’re going to take 3000 dogs, golden retrievers that are young, and follow them throughout their entire life,” Dr. Rodney Page, Director of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, said.

They currently have more than 150 dogs signed up for the study, so far, in hopes of reaching their goal of 3000.

The study requires a partnership with your local vet and annual physicals.

“Anytime you go to the vet for anything with the dog, that vet has to fill out the visit and send it to the Morris Foundation so that all the visits and all the problems can be tracked,” Page said.

The vets will also collect a series of samples from the dogs including blood, hair and toenails to store so that they can eventually create a story about the exposures to each individual dog. They hope to connect some of these exposures to the diseases over time.

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Defying a social standard

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Dec 072012
 

Author: Hannah Woolums

The social norm has been created that right after graduating high school one is expected to go to college.

Many have given in to this expectation, but many others decided to enter into the workforce right away due to different factors that caused them to make the decision.

For 19-year-old, Ethan Midland, going to college wasn’t what he had his sights set on when he graduated high school. His first plan was to join the Army, but then after some persuasion, he decided to stay and work full time.

“I initially was going to go into the Army when I got out of high school. I had pretty much made up my mind and was prepared to go, but my parents (who were very against it) swayed my decision. So instead of going in to the Army, I decided it would be better to just take time off of school,” said Midland.

Although Midland has taken time off from school he plans to start up at Front Range Community College in the near future. He plans to start with taking his general education classes before he decides on a major. For the time being, he will continue to gain experiences as a Shift Lead at Taco Bell.

“The decision has impacted my life mostly in the fact that I’m a bit behind in schooling. It had honestly, in my opinion, set me back,” said Midland. “I plan on going back to school very soon at FRCC (Front Range Community College). First for my general eds and from there we will see!”

Shalon Gage, 24, deviated from her college education for a very different reason. Once she had her son, college no longer seemed as adamant. As an employee of Taco Bell, she quickly worked her way up to the position of assistant manager. With her job and her son, college no longer seems like it fits into the picture.

“If I were given the chance I would not go to college, mostly because I want to be there for my kid,” said Gage.

For others, college was not a priority right after high school and working gave them experiences and knowledge they will never forget.

Dale Woolums, father and wine store manager, grew up in a different social standard. College was not a strong expectation and he factored in his family as a reason why he ended up not attending.

“College was not a priority for my family. Neither of my parents went, and it wasn’t discussed with me, at least I didn’t remember it being. It wasn’t that I decided not to go to college, I just kept working, running kitchens, and then restaurants, and before I knew it, I hadn’t gone,” said Woolums.

Although many years have gone by, Woolums would not have changed the path he followed. Through jumping into work right after high school, Woolums was able to work hard and advance within his company.

He has had a few different jobs throughout his lifetime, but even without going to college, he was able to make his way into management positions in more than one of the jobs he held. Now at 56, Woolums is proud of the experiences he had.

“I didn’t decide my path, I followed it. My career moves were just that, moves, from where I was, to something better. I was fortunate that my career didn’t require a degree to get into, then advancements were based on performance. Not relying on a degree to be ‘successful’ developed my common sense and logic, efficiency and creativeness. While I lack certain skill sets that I could have learned in college, I acquired some that are only taught by experience,” said Woolums.

Midland has had a different experience from not going to school. He has made great friendships but has not seen a huge difference in gathering real life experience over education.

“I’m not sure I’ve gained a whole lot from doing work rather than school. I’ve definitely gained friendships that I would never give up. I’ve also now gained a bit of management experience,” Midland explained. “Mostly what ended up happening as a result of not being in school was the large amount of partying, more than I should have. And mainly what made me decide to take the role as a manager at TB (Taco Bell) was the extra money.”

Although he has had a very successful life, first as a kitchen manger, and now as a manager of a liquor store in Denver, Woolums has seen many jobs in between. Some of which are a wine broker, and then moving on to a real estate agent and to buying houses to ‘fix-and-flip.’ However, he says that if he were able to do something differently, given the chance he would have gone to school.

“I would have gone (to school), for sure. At the time, I wasn’t a great student when I graduated from high school, although I got pretty good grades for the amount of effort I gave. I was ‘to cool for school’ then and after a few years, it never occurred to me to go,” explained Woolums.

CSU University Center for the Arts hosts special director and translator for “Spring Awakening”

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Oct 092012
 

Author: Sean Korbitz

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Denver Center Theatre’s Douglas Langworthy translated this 1906 Broadway play for the UCA.  Langworthy and guest director Garrett Ayers discuss the challenges faced in presenting this controversial play.

Documentary Directed and Produced by: Brianna Silletti & Nicole Barton

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CTV 11 News Thursday October 4, 2012

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Oct 052012
 

Author: CTV Staff

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Top story: Lena Howland explains this week’s stadium announcement.  Sean Korbitz brings you coverage from yesterday’s presidential debate in Denver.  Wayne Stafford uncovers some interesting facts about the Masonic Temple here in Fort Collins.  Kirsten Swanson explains why students are searching for gnomes on campus, and Kelsey McCallister challenges you to guess which day the first real snowfall will occur this year.

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Governor Hickenlooper highlights key issues for tonight’s presidential debate at DU

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Oct 032012
 

Author: Sean Korbitz

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CTV had a chance to catch up with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today at the first Presidential Debate of 2012.  Hickenlooper spoke about what issues are most important for President Obama and Mitt Romney to address tonight.  The Governor also talked to CTV about gun-laws and if the Aurora shooting will play a role in the debate tonight.

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Update: CTV at first 2012 Presidential Debate in Denver: One hour into debate…

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Oct 032012
 

Author: Sean Korbitz

The first hour of the first presidential debate in Denver focused almost solely on economic issues.  Moderator Jim Lehrer has struggled to keep both candidates within their allotted times, but is unusually lenient on Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.  If you were watching close you may have even heard a shout out to Big Bird, who resides on Jim Lehrer’s home network PBS.

Now in the second hour of the debate the questions have moved from the economy to health-care and education.

CTV at first 2012 Presidential Debate in Denver

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CTV11 reporters Sean Korbitz and Kyle Howes are at the first 2012 Presidential Debate at DU today.  CTV spoke with a DU student about what issues he thought should be covered tonight.  Keep checking CTV for updates throughout the debate day.

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History and Hollywood brought to life at the Stanley Hotel

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Sep 302012
 

Author: Brittany Hartman

The Hotel celebrates its birthday on July 4th, representative of its summer opening in 1909. Photo by Brittany Hartman

The Hotel celebrates its birthday on July 4th, representative of its summer opening in 1909. Photo by Brittany Hartman.

The Stanley Hotel, a tourist hotspot for its beauty and paranormal activity — also the hotel from Stephen King’s “The Shining” — was built in Estes Park, Colo., for Freelan Oscar Stanley and his wife Flora in 1907. When it was opened two years later, however, it was not intended to be a hotel for the general public.

Freelan Oscar Stanley, more commonly known as FO, was diagnosed with tuberculosis at the age of 53, and consequently, he and his wife moved from Kingsfield, Maine, to Denver because the high altitude was supposed to be helpful. Seeing as Denver was a highly industrial town in the early 1900’s, the couple decided to spend their summers in Estes Park, where they had a spacious house that still exists half a mile up the road from the hotel grounds.

In Maine, the Stanley family was host to many members of high society. Wanting to continue to share their company, they built what is now the Stanley Hotel to house all of their guests. The hotel was top-of-the-line when it was built and was the first hotel west of the Mississippi to be fully powered by electricity.

Jesse Freitas, the Guest Services Manager at the hotel, and a tour guide known as “Scary Mary,” along with the whole hotel staff are extremely knowledgeable about the history of the hotel and its haunts.

Reports of paranormal activity within the hotel have been around since the 1940s. The hauntings are referred to as residual and intelligent, as detailed in sounds of children laughing, the sounds of furniture moving on hardwood floor on the fourth floor, which is really fully carpeted, the sounds of balls rolling and objects being moved and images of people who are not actually there.

According to Scary Mary, “the most difficult question is ‘How many ghosts are there?’ Really, how many stars are in the sky?” To her, “energy is energy,” there will always be abnormal occurrences, and new abnormalities will continue to pop up.

Also according to the staff, in September of 1974 during his stay at the hotel, Stephen King got the inspiration for his book “The Shining.” In 1997, the ballroom and the lobby on the main floor were renovated for his movie rendition, and the rooms have remained darker in tone to go with the theme of the novel and movie.

The Saturday before Halloween, the hotel puts on their famous Shining Ball, a costume party themed around the movie, although guests may dress up however they wish. This year, the ball will be held on on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8:00 p.m. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

The Stanley Hotel hosts a wide variety of tours, ranging from simple historical tours, to their late-night Ghost Hunts — all are sure to be a thrill.